|The Coffee House - September 2006 - Mark Cohen|
This month in The Coffee House: The American electoral system is drowning under the weight of big money interests, contends Common Cause president and CEO Chellie Pingree, who offers a short-list agenda to revitalize democracy in America… Speaking of drowning, not only will there be another Katrina, argues author Mike Tidwell in The Ravaging Tide, the next great hurricane could well submerge the Baltimore-DC area… It comes down to, what is a "supervisor"? The rights of some eight million Ame...
Keywords: politics; electoral; reform; climate; Katrina; labor; NLRB; poetry; music; fiddle
|THE COFFEE HOUSE #147 - Mark Cohen|
WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE, IN THE NEXT HOURâ¦ MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE FAILINGâ¦ UNIONS ARE FINGERED FOR CODDLING BAD TEACHERSâ¦ RANDI WEINGARTEN, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, HAS A PLANâ¦ THE DRUG WAR IS NO LONGER HEADLINESâ¦ BUT OVERFLOWING PRISONS TESTIFY THEREâS BEEN NO CEASE FIREâ¦ WHAT TO DO? WE CHAT WITH NKECHI TAIFA OF THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE â¦ A CLIMATE BILL WAS TOUGH GOING IN THE SENATE BEFORE THE GOP VICTORY IN MASSACHUSETTSâ¦ NOW WHAT ...
Keywords: school reform; teachers; unions; crack; cocaine; disparity; climate; cap and trade; cap and dividend; poetry; roots music; acoustic; traditional